In dermatologist Dr. Aivee Teo's latest Youtube entry, Heart Evangelista recalls how she struggled financially back in 2007—at one point, she even only had P30 in her ATM!
This happened when she was filming her teleserye Hiram na Mukha, where she played the role of Carissa, a woman with a disfigured face.
"Super prosthetics. It was the hardest thing I've ever done," she shares, adding that it was difficult for her to breathe. "I had to keep the prosthetics until 3 a.m. the next day."
But despite the discomfort, Heart pushed through with the project. Because at the time, she wasn't getting financial support from her parents.
"That's when I left my parents the first time around, so I [had] to start from scratch," she says. "Ang hirap kumita ng pera."
Heart adds, "Change of lifestyle din ako—from my mom to 'simplicity is beauty.' And I have to do this because I [had] no money at that time."
"[One time], si Ate Resty, nag libre sa'kin sa restaurant," she recalls. "Wala akong pera. 30 pesos lang ang laman ng ATM ko so wala akong pang-dinner.
"My mom really wanted me to suffer so I [would] go back to her. So talagang, from all the comfort to nothing."
Watch Dr. Aivee's full interview with Heart below: